I love this powder! Not only do I love it, but my sister, mom and two friends now use it (our skin types range from oily to dryer) and swear by it. I use it with my 'full face' makeup, and on my lazier days with a little bit of primer or concealer, and its great for touch ups.
The downside it that the packaging has changed and no longer has a spot for a sponge and it was good for when you wanted a quick touch up.
Best thing I've used so far! If you have fairly oily skin throughout the day and want to look natural this is the best! No one can tell I'm wearing foundation which is key! I love love love it my skin is also flawless, no breakouts!
This isn't the best makeup product in the world but for my needs, it's perfect. It doesn't have much coverage but it didn't irritate my skin (my oily, acne-prone skin) but gave me a natural touch-up. Those redness and acne scars will not be fully covered without some good primer and some concealer but I use it for an everyday, "enhanced-yet-natural" kind of look. I never wore makeup before this, but because it isn't a hassle to put on, it looks natural and it doesn't irritate, I would buy it again. I use it with the pur brush that the set comes with.
I just finished the regular sized compact of this product (golden medium). I used an Ecotools travel applicator (the one in the metal case) to apply the product.
What I liked:
Easy to apply
Easy to travel with since it's not a liquid
What I didn't like:
Didn't work with my very dry skin (flaky, emphasized wrinkles)
Possibly more drying/definitely not moisturizing
Coverage lasted only so-so throughout a long day
If I had younger skin that wasn't so dry, this would be a good option. I've since switched to a cream-stick style product with hopes that it with both travel well (I'm a frequent traveler) and help my skin look and feel less dry and flaky. continued >>
HEAVEN. After years of searching for the perfect foundation for my oily, problematic skin I have found the perfect foundation. This product is nothing short of miraculous. I find that the coverage it affords with use of the chisel brush is amazing. It allows medium to full coverage while still making your skin look very natural. Because this product is talc free, it does not dry out the skin like most powder foundations, nor does it creep into fine lines or uneven areas. It actually contains a very small amount of shea butter, which helps to hydrate the skin throughout the day and leaves the foundation looking more natural and soft than most powders. Also, for ladies who also used the old formula and found that the product crumbled, Pur has incorporated a binder of sorts to prevent the product from kicking up so much dust. As a cosmetician, I cannot say enough good things about this product
HOLY mother of god this just ruined my skin. I've been dealing with dry skin and acne for quite some time but had my skin under control the latter half of last year. Usually around December/January I get pretty red flare ups (I have Vitamin D deficiency and I get lazier/less physically active in the winter) , and this year was no different. I bought all new brushes, and decided to try out a mineral foundation because I bought in to the whole "natural" feel of it. When I first got it, I really really loved it. If you have little flare ups and normal to oily skin that does not have to be moisturized, this will work wonders for you. I really like the coverage too and its so much less cakey than liquid foundation, easy application, the works. The bronzer is good too for contouring.
A month and a half later and my skin is the worst its EVER been! I thought it was my own skincare regimen because I changed a few products up until I research it - cheek acne (the under-the-skin bump but not whitehead type) galore, chin acne also exacerbated. I'm going to a dermatologist because of this product - but I don't blame my acne-proneness on it. I'm so happy I finally noticed it was this .... DON'T BUY THIS IF YOU HAVE DRY AND ACNE PRONE SKIN!
I have yet to find a powder foundation that I like... with that being said I gave this a try and just don't like the flat look it gives my face. I have to put on quite a bit to get medium coverage and then it looks somewhat cakey. I do have dry skin. I have always been a liquid foundation fan and I like to have a touch of dewyness. You will not get that with this foundation. I took it back to Ulta and they gave me a refund so no harm done. Was disappointed with this. Always looking for something better than I currently use.
I have oily skin, super oily. I put on liquid foundation (Lancome's Teint Miracle) with a primer (Korres Mattifying Primer) and setting powder (Tart's Smooth Operator). Within a couple of hours, it looks like I went for a jog. I also have a mild case of adult acne.
I've tried several different types of foundations and powders, but this powder here. Is my all time favorite. I don't use the brush that is made for this powder, instead I use my Sedona powder brush and it works just fine.
I do have redness around my cheeks and nose, use a bit of this powder and it's bye bye redness.
Conceal all imperfections. (Nars Creamy Concealer)
Set with powder. (PUR Minerals)
It takes me less than 5 minutes and I'm out the door.
This routine gives you the Au naturel look.
Whenever I tell someone I'm wearing makeup, they never believe me.
BARE MINERALS VS PUR MINERALS
I recently purchased the bare minerals powder veil that contains spf 15. Compared to the pur minerals, the bare minerals has no coverage what so ever. I did my normal routine, but used this powder instead. My face was oily within the hour and the powder was very cakey. (yes, I always moisturize in the morning. Even though I have oily skin. Moisturizing is very important to keep your skin balanced.)
It has come to my attention that there are TWO different powders.
One is the 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation with Skincare Ingredients, and the other is 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation With SPF 15. Just to clarify I use the pressed powder that has the SPF 15!
I've been using this makeup for months, and I've come to the conclusion that I strongly dislike it. It drowns out and deadens my complexion. My skin starts to feel oily in just a few hours, and the staying power isn't good. When I first put it on, my face begins to feel itchy...so something is causing an allergic reaction, and I do pop out with a few small hives that eventually disappear.
Like many of you, I'm on a quest for the perfect mineral makeup for my skin type. It's the only kind of makeup I can wear without breaking out. My skin is currently free of pimples, but I do have some clogging, which I'm convinced this makeup ISN'T helping, and some scars from a hormonal breakout I endured a few months ago. This makeup is utter c-r-a-p. Would be great for someone who is not prone to oil production, and does not have any scaring...because the more you layer on, the more cakey it becomes, and the coverage simply does not exist...This is not a 4 in 1...
I'm very disappointed with this new formula. I used the original pressed powder for over a year and loved it. This formula leaves me looking very washed out; not what i want as i am naturally very pale, and tends to develop a pink under tone as the day goes on. Very sad.